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Join Mayor Christine Lundberg in Recognizing Northwest Athletic Association's Donation

Published: August 29, 2016

Springfield, Ore. – At 6 p.m. on August 27, Mayor Christine Lundberg will join representatives from the Northwest Athletic Association (NWAC) in presenting school supplies to the McKinney-Vento Program and the Family Resource Center at the Brattain House. The presentation will take place on the lawn located on north side of the Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation.

NWAC is extending a special event admission offer to your organization/club. Free admission to all youth 17 and younger that attend as part of a team!   Adults that accompany the team are required to pay the $5 admission fee.

The NWAC Fall Festival features 50 men’s & women’s soccer matches and 96 volleyball matches at the Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation located in Springfield, Oregon, August 27-28, 2016

The NWAC is excited to continue its partnership with Willamalane Park and Recreation District, Eugene Cascades Coast Sports Commission, Lane Community College, and the City of Springfield in this one of a kind of event. Over 1,800 intercollegiate athletes will be participating in what is considered the largest collegiate sports festival in the nation!

According to NWAC Executive Director, Marco Azurdia, “the NWAC is excited to be working with the Willamalane Recreation Center and the Eugene Cascades Coast Sports Commission as the event continues to grow. This is definitely the biggest athletic sporting event ever done by the NWAC.” 

Joey Jewell, Eugene Cascades Coast Sports Commission Director of Sports Sales & Development commented, “This is a tremendous opportunity for all of Lane County and we are all extremely excited to be hosting this unique event. For the first time ever, volleyball has been added to increase the experience and overall feel for the 2016 NWAC Fall Festival. It is important to the local community, student-athletes and their coaches that we put together a first class event with an exceedingly high experience. Through the combined efforts of the NWAC, Lane Community College Athletic Department, Willamalane, the Brattain House, city of Springfield and the Eugene Cascades Coast Sports Commission we feel that goal has been accomplished.”

The economic impact of the NWAC Fall Festival is estimated to be nearly $600,000.

Partnering with the NWAC on the Fall Festival are local businesses, Shelton Turnbull, Green Solutions Printing and BigFoot Beverages. Back as partner in this event for the second year in a row is Hole in the Wall Catering. According to Gary Rodgers, General Manager, “Hole in the Wall Catering is proud to be a sponsor of the NWAC Fall Festival again this year! Events like this are great for our community and speaks to the good job that Eugene Cascades Coast Sports is doing for Lane County.”

NWAC Executive Director, Marco Azurdia would be happy to talk with you on and off air about the festival. Contact Marco at 360-992-2510 or
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Festival photos are available here.

Author: Andy Vobora

Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County
541.501.9398 | 541.743.8770

Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $783 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2019.